"The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep."

~Robert Frost

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

On days of summer fun... (picture heavy!)

Until today, we had been finally enjoying some beautiful summer weather -- 80+ degree days and cloudless blue skys, and summer nights that cool down just deliciously enough that you wake up in the morning to find that sometime during the night you'd pulled your blanket over yourself. Since it has been so beautiful, I am willing to temporarily overlook the fact that today it was freezing cold and windy and nobody wants to even think those words on July 20th thank-you-very-much!

We've been spending every free moment outside and I finally just put away the camera because there were too many cute moments to try to capture them all! Here are some from the last week....

Hannah looks like she's standing in chest deep water here, but it's just a shallow splash pool. Yes folks, it's true. My children DO have removable legs. My secret is out!

Daddy+swings=pure joy!

I have video of this too, and the video involves a LOT of excited screaming, and arms and legs waving wildly in the air as she zooms down the hill.

So...this thing? Coolest.Thing.Ever. A total steal at Costco! (Not literally. Do not call the police on us.)

Did you know that plastic inflatable trees need to be watered, too?

She looks so much cuter in my sunglasses than I do. How is this fair?

I know she looks like she's afraid the rainbow is going to crawl around her face and eat her, but she was smiling a fraction of a second before I took this picture, honestly!

So I was going to say something funny here, but instead I've just been sitting here staring at her beautiful face and how happy she is inside and out...love my sunshine girl!

Before the paint was dry, she leaned her cheek on her arm somehow and transferred the mirror image of it there, so she ended up with two butterflies for the price of one. :-)

This is my first summer in years with no babies, just quickly growing girls who are so very busy and excited by life...I am in love with right now!


  1. I absolutely adore your family!
    I also love the fact that your girls all have such different hair. I don't know why this fascinates me but the curls (cute!!!) then the darker straight hair, then your little redhead. Cuteness. Overload.